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Are You Helping? Are You Sure?

December 3, 2012

My intention, I thought, was to help. Recently I participated in volunteer meetings. As I listened and gave my opinion, I thought… don’t they realize I can help with that? Sheesh, I thought they’d be grateful for my expertise.

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Who the Bleep Do You Think You Are?

November 26, 2012

I know that I’m not the only one out there hearing those words every now and then. I used to let that voice in my head stop me.

Now I know that voice and those words are a sign that …

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Making New Choices

August 21, 2012

It was two decades ago but I remember it well.

I was 22, a recent public relations graduate, and living with my mom while I looked for work. Mom had been doing a lot of changing and growing in her …

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Have You Made a Mistake?

August 13, 2012

The moment I realized it I broke into a sweat.

I had made a mistake in my new job. I had no idea how my boss would take it. For many years, I rarely admitted a mistake because I had …

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Get ‘Er Done

August 6, 2012

“Funny, huh, Catherine, how some folks think that avoiding challenges will bring them peace? As if the peace they now know didn’t come from earlier challenges that were faced, and mastered.”

This morning I was looking for something in my …

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Must You Tell That Story?

July 30, 2012

I rushed both my dogs to the vet last month when I saw they had snacked on a prescription. I was terrified (Fortunately now they are perfectly fine. Phew!)

While the dogs were at the vet clinic being treated, I …

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Must Be Nice. Actually it is.

July 24, 2012

Years ago a friend of mine announced merrily that she and her husband were going on vacation in Hawaii.

Before a pure thought entered my brain, the words “Must be nice” fell out of my mouth. All I could think …

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Woofs of Wisdom for Living

May 9, 2012

My name is Angie. I’m the one with the pretty face. That silly black dog on the right is my brother Lucas. (Trish Manuel made us look so good!) Our mom is Catherine Doucette. She has been working …

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Mary Poppins’ Advice for Entrepreneurs

April 30, 2012

“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.
You find the fun and Snap! the job’s a game,
and every task you undertake becomes a piece of cake.
A lark! A spree! It`s very clear …

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Business and Life Lessons from Angry Birds

April 24, 2012

The last place I expected to find a life lesson was in a game of Angry Birds on my iPhone. I was taking a break from work, pinging various furious feathered friends in different directions to eliminate these space …

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